In the past to sealcoat pavement, temperatures needed to be 55 degrees and rising for a minimum of 24 hours. This is not air temperatures but pavement temperatures. This is a big difference, particularly in northern states like those in New England. The sealcoating season is very short due to the temperatures. Companies that manufacture sealcoating products like Neyra Industries, have developed a cool weather sealcoating formula’s for both its coal tar Tarconite (Tarconite Plus) and it’s petroleum resin sealer Neyra Force (Cool weather formula). The sealer can now be applied when the pavement temperatures are in the low 40’s and still provide all the protections and wear ability of the conventional sealers. Good drying conditions are required. Temperatures above 40 degrees are required for 8 hours after the sealer has been applied and no temperatures should go below 40 degrees for a period of 48 hours after the applications. In these cooler temperatures the sealer will take longer to dry, especially in shaded areas that do not get a lot of sunlight.
These new sealers have now allowed sealcoating to start earlier in the year and end later in the year without sacrificing quality or protection.
New England Sealcoating offers many options for sealcoating products and always on the cutting edge of new products hitting the market. Visit our website today for more information on sealcoating products!